Game 27: Mariners at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (11-15)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Lowrie 3B
Scutaro SS
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (0-0, 5.56).

MARINERS (13-15)
Ichiro RF
Figgins 3B
Langerhans LF
Olivo C
Smoak 1B
Cust DH
Rodriguez SS
Saunders CF
Wilson 2B

Pitching: RHP Felix Hernandez (3-2, 3.32).

Game time: 1:35 p.m.


Notes: The Sox have lost four of their last five. … Seattle has won five straight and nine of its last 13. … Hernandez is 4-1, 2.91 in eight career starts against the Red Sox, 3-0, 1.23 in four starts at Fenway Park. . … Wakefield is 4-10, 4.18 ERA in 27 career games against Seattle, 17 of them starts. He is 3-6, 3.74 ERA in 16 games against Seattle at Fenway. … Wakefield will be making his first start of the season. Clay Buchholz was bumped to Monday because of internal distress. … Wakefield was 4-9 with a 5.71 ERA in 19 starts last season. He has thrown one inning in the last 12 days. … Ellsbury has a nine-game hitting streak and Gonzalez has a seven-game streak. … Pedroia is 3 for 32 (.094) in the last seven games.


Stat of the day: This will be Wakefield’s 441st career start. That would be 82nd in baseball history and second among active pitchers to Livan Hernandez, who has 451.

Song of the day: “Old Man” by Neil Young.

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